Opening Day postponed

*** UPDATE 12/11/19: We are making continued progress on preparing the chairlift for the opening of the hill for the season. The major issues have all been fixed. Our final step is to complete a few final maintenance projects that we couldn’t do when the lift wasn’t moving. Unfortunately, we will not be able to open the weekend of 12/14. Please accept our apologies and know that we are doing everything we can to open as soon as we can! END UPDATE***

Unfortunately, we have to delay the opening of our ski and snowboard hill, which was originally scheduled for this Saturday, December 7th.

While Mother Nature sure has been cooperating, our issues are mechanical. We are working hard to repair a few chairlift issues that are preventing the lift from operating. And as a one chairlift hill, we don’t have other options!

We do not have a timeline for our new opening day; it will all depend our getting our chairlift fully functional again and then having its annual inspection. We will send updates through our email list and social media, as well as posting here, as we have them.

In the meantime, please accept our apologies. We are devastated to be missing out on this time on the hill! For brand new families that have not ever skied, we recommend you wait to start until our lessons over winter break (December 26-30). For other families, this may be a great time to use some of the perks with other ski areas that come with your Chester Bowl season
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Thank you for your patience and understanding,

Dave and Sam

Pop Up Shop December 12th

At Chester Bowl we have lots of great Chester branded merchandise, and we want YOU to have the chance to buy it for yourself or someone on your Holiday list. Please stop by the Chalet for our Pop Up Shop on Thursday, December 12th between 3:30 and 7:30.

Our newest items are our BRAND NEW Chester Bowl handcrafted mugs, with two different designs, each just $20! The first opportunity to buy these was at Skis, Suds, & Slices, but they will now be available at the Pop Up Shop!

Other items for sale include steel pint glasses ($10), Gummi Bear Wilderness Preserve buffs ($10 or 2 for $15), stickers ($3 or 2 for $5), long sleeve t-shirts (limited sizes currently include Youth S, M, & L and Adult M, L, and XL ($20) and the fuzziest warmest Sherpas ever (limited sizes of Youth S & M, Adult L & XL) ($55 youth/$60 adult). Stop by our shop to represent Chester Bowl!

Duluth, Minnesota